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written & performed by Tim Joyce*

for 2019 Buffalo "infringement" Festival

“A funny yet shockingly honest performance by a shockingly talented writer.”

-Calum Beaton --Multiple Award Winning Edinburgh
 Fringe Writer/Performer and founder of the Hopscotch
 Theatre Company

“My only regret is that I cannot go see it a third, fourth, and fifth time.”


“One of the most exciting and daring performers at our Festival the past several years.”

-Viv Gee, Managing Producer of the Glasgow International
 Comedy Festival

“Blood Stained Tee Shirt is heartbreaking, funny, heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately moving.”

-Melanie Combe, Executive Director of Dead Funny
 Theatre Company


          featuring live music by Cameron Markott

subversive theatre is honored to present the North American-debut of this uniquely Buffalo tale as part of the 2019 Buffalo "infringement" Festival

fresh from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, BLOOD STAINED T-SHIRT 
offers an intensely moving journey that cleverly straddles the line between hard-hitting stand up comedy and one-man confessional theatre.  writer/performer Tim Joyce* returns to his hometown with a heart-rendingly honest re-telling of his real life experience being attacked at knife point on Buffalo's West Side...

what begins as a simple recounting of events quickly evolves into a gripping exploration of the social, economic, and racial tensions that are ripping our society apart.  in this hour-long filibuster, Tim Joyce* reaches into the depths of his heart to ask essential questions about how we co-exist with our fellow human beings in this world-gone-mad and how we find the strength to look ourselves in the mirror and try to grow

the powerful mise-en-scene of this piece is enhanced by live original music performed by Cameron Markott

BLOOD STAINED T-SHIRT runs july 25th – august 3rd with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30.  All performances are in our home venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue in Suite #302 on the third floor of North Buffalo’s historic Great Arrow Building. 

tickets are $10 general admission for all shows.  purchase tickets right here online or leave reservations on our phoneline at 716-462-5549.

 july 25th - aug 3rd, 2019    thursdays, fridays, saturdays at 7:30pm    at the manny fried playhouse

   * = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective

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“One of the best solo theatrical shows I’ve ever seen.”

"Art is NOT a Mirror to Reflect Reality But a Hammer to Shape It!"

-bertolt brecht

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